Ep 30: MBA in Cybersecurity Programs with James Curtis

It’s time for another episode of the YesCollege podcast! This week, Scott explores MBA in Cybersecurity programs with the help of Dr. James Curtis, Assistant Professor in the Department of Math & Computer Science at the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University.

Cybersecurity is a field whose importance continues to grow with our digital world, and the new threats to digital security that up each and every day. This is especially notable in business, where organizations have to protect their property, information, and even the information of customers. With all that in mind, listen in to hear how MBA in Cybersecurity programs work and what the field has to offer graduates.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • What exactly cybersecurity is, and why it’s so important.
  • How cybersecurity courses are often structured, and what is involved with getting an MBA in Cybersecurity.
  • What the common career tracks of graduates with MBAs in Cybersecurity are.
  • What changes and developments Dr. Curtis expects in the future of the cybersecurity field.
  • Plus a bunch more!

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  • Webster University at a Glance

    Webster University Logo

    Webster University was originally known as Loretto College, and had a progressive start as one of the first women’s colleges west of the Mississippi River. To continue their dedication to providing education to all, today the university has campuses in 60 U.S. cities, and locations in seven other countries spread across four continents. All around the globe, Webster students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, events, and organizations.

    • University Established: 1915
    • University Student Population: ~15,000
    • Main Campus Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    • Mascot: Gorlok

    MBA with a Cybersecurity focus from Webster University

    The Master of Business Administration, Cybersecurity Concentration degree program at Webster University is designed to provide students with an understanding of business as a whole, and give students the tools necessary to advance their careers in cybersecurity. Students pursuing the Cybersecurity Concentration will need to complete a minimum of 39 credit hours, and can take classes like Cybersecurity Infrastructures, Cybersecurity Threat Detection, and Cybersecurity Law and Policy. Webster University also offers a MS in Cybersecurity degree program.

    Student Organization of the Week: Defense Against The Dark Arts (DADTA) Cybersecurity Club at the University of Wyoming

    Each and every week we select a student organization to recognize from nominations we receive from our listeners. As a reminder, if you have any student organizations you think we should feature, don’t hesitate to let us know!

    That said, we’re thrilled to recognize Defense Against The Dark Arts (or DADTA ) Cybersecurity Club at the University of Wyoming as our Student Organization of the Week!

    When it comes to developing the next generation of cybersecurity experts, clubs like this are so crucial. DADTA at Wyoming helps members sharpen their skills and have fun in a variety of ways.

    They have presentations, demos, and various activities like scripting a secure chat client, WPA2 cracking, and more. They also have “capture the flag” events, and maintain various playgrounds for even more hands on learning. Members can practice both attack and defense on teams or even in their “Free-for-All Sandbox of Doom”

    The DADTA of the University of Wyoming will also be hosting a hackathon through Major League Hacking called “Code on the Range” at their campus on October 5-7. It is a free event for all students, university and below. Attendees don’t need to have any previous knowledge in programming or security. They can just show up, learn, make something cool, and have a good time!

    So from all of us here at YesCollege, huge congrats and keep up the great work!

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